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Frederick Albert Edwin Biggs

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  • Service number
    11611 AWMM
  • Also known as
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Frederick Albert Edwin AWMM
  • Surname
    Biggs AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    11611 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    27 January 1892 Public - Peter - Researcher - 6 September 2017 - Military personnel files
  • Place of birth
    Nelson Public - Peter - Researcher - 6 September 2017 - Military personnel files
  • Birth notes
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Farmer/Civilian AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Annie Biggs (mother), Tapawera, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
    Battle of the Somme AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    11611 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 01 May 1916-9 June 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 51 AWMM
    Vessel was Ulimaroa AWMM
    Private AWMM
    12th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company AWMM
    New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Canterbury Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Frederick Biggs was the son of Alfred and Annie Biggs, of Tapawera, Nelson, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    24 AWMM
  • Date of death
    17 September 1916 AWMM
  • Cause of death
    Died of wounds AWMM
  • Place of death
    France AWMM
  • Death notes
    France AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France AWMM
  • Grave reference
    III. A. 36. AWMM
  • Memorial name
    War memorials at Kohatu and Tapawera Public - Peter - Researcher - 6 September 2017 - audit of regional war memorials combined with local research
  • Memorial reference
  • Obituary

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  • I am the great niece of our great- uncle Fred Biggs. My mother was Muriel Westbrook,( nee Biggs) her father Hubert, was Fredericks brother. We were told that Frederick died at the Somm in France by our mother. My mother spoke dearly of his memory. Thank you for being able to contribute to his wonderful memory. I will ensure our children and grandchildren are told the history of a brave young soldier of 24 years of age who gave the ultimate sacrifice for his king and country. Joy Potter QLD AUSTRALIA.
    Public - JOY MAREE - Other Relative - 22 April 2015

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22 April 2015JOY MAREECaloundra, qld AustraliaOther Relative